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Our guest this episode is David Sloan, Key lime pie researcher, author, baker and founder of the Key Lime Festival in Key West. David's newest book, "Key Lime Pie: An Intriguing History of Key West's Native Dessert," was released this summer. We discuss the pie's origins, its controversies - meringue or whipped cream? - and where to find the best Key lime pie in Key West.
Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, The Scent of Scandal, Cat Tale, Manatee Insanity and The State You’re In, and co-author of Paving Paradise. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature.